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CNN
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm EDT
syria this hour, let's talk about the challenges facing u.s. policy and the comments president obama made to cnn just a few days ago. i want to bring in arol lewis and scottie hughes. good to see you. she's a new by on the show since i've been here. >> brand new, brand new. >> good to see you. i want to play what president obama told us chris cuomo about options in syria, u.s. options. listen. >> if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country, without a u.n. mandate, and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it, do we have the coalition to make it work? and, you know, those are considerations that we have to take in to account. now -- >> do you believe -- >> well, this latest event is something that we have got to take a look at. >> all right. so he's talking about mandates and coalitions, international law. that doesn't sound like a man preparing to take a military action. >> it very much does or somebody that doesn't want to take military action if he can avoid it. he wants to come in with a coalition.
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 12:00pm PDT
terrorism. this is a statement. i'll read it to you, congressman. president obama is advocating his responsibility as commander in chief and undermining the authority of future presidents. the president does not need congress to authorize a strike on syria. if assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians deserves a military response, and i believe it does, and if the president is seeking congressional approval, then he should call congress back into special session at the earliest date. the president doesn't need 535 members of congress to enforce his own red line. you totally disagree with peter king. tell our viewers quickly, because we're out of time, congressman rangel, why he's wrong and you're right. >> peter king i thought was on the right track when he said the president should call back the congress. but this whole idea that he doesn't need 535 -- at least i hope he's saying we need the majority. to an extent of what his belief is, it's 135th of the united states congress. so i respect him or anybody else who believes the president is authorized to attack another count
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 2:00pm PDT
story. let's bring you up to speed. it's the option that many did not see coming. president obama telling the world that a military strike on syria will not happen unless congress gives its s approval >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this would not be an open-ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. that's why i've made a second decision, i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american peoples representatives in congress. for the last several days we've heard from members of congress who want their voices to be heard. i absolutely agree. >> and for the last several minutes we've been hearing more from members of congress, senators john mccain and lindsey graham, republicans released a joint statement saying while they do believe that syria's president bashar al-assad does need to be punished, they, quote, can not in good conscience support isolated military strikes in syria that ar
CNN
Aug 26, 2013 10:00am PDT
are falling, the accusations flying. now the pressure is on president obama to defend his red line on chemical weapons which rebels claim killed more than a thousands people in syria. >> we cannot sit still. >> reporter: syrian forces shelled so much it corrupted any evidence the u.n. might find this week. a u.s. official tells cnn behind the scenes multiple international sources have collected evidence from that site. the official says the sources took tissue samples and other evidence shortly after the attack. it was being analyzed in secure locations. that's why the white house tone changed so quickly from friday's get the inspectors in to sunday's it's too late to be credible. it's why an administration official sounded so confident in saying there's little doubt at this point that a chemical weapon was used by the syrian regime against civilians. the president's newly updated options include cruise missiles launched from one of four navy destroyers or jets firing from outside syrian air space. >> we're prepared to exercise whatever option, if he decides to employ one of those opt
CNN
Aug 24, 2013 1:00pm EDT
or go to lifelock.com today. >>> president obama met with his national security team today to talk about reports of a chemical weapons attack by the syrian government and now, there's another claim. the syrian government is accusing rebel forces of using chemicals as well. cnn cannot confirm those claims or authenticity of these images. frederick is live for us from damascus. what do we know about this latest video and tell us more about these allegations. >> reporter: well, the video was actually reported to be shown in a place called jobar. a place held by rebels. i was in that place earlier today with syrian government forces and some of the soldiers told me that yes, they thought they had be subjected to chemicals. they said they were making a push forward. they say all of a sudden, they felt burning in their eyes and throat and a lot of the soldiers had trouble breathing and had to be brought to hospital. and later, we saw those images aired on syrian government tv, allegedly showing a stash of chemical weapons they uncovered today with chemical weapons this them. with an tet
CNN
Aug 12, 2013 10:00am PDT
? >> you're right. over the last 30 years it's become difficult tr politician frs the obama administration to take on this issue. for politicians to take on this issue the always very treacherous. what they're trying to do is they're trying to say is we're going to put federal resources on hot spots on places like chicago and philadelphia where you have very big problem with violent crime. we're going to leave some of the nonviolent crime issues to deal with. they are hoping to save billions of dollars in federal costs. >> you mention the cutting cost, you spent $80 billion in this country just last year on the prison system here in the u.s. sunny, what kind of criteria will offenders have to meet to qualify? >> this is real common sense approach. i think it comes from our attorney general's background. he was the u.s. attorney in d.c. where i practice. i was an assistant u.s. attorney. you get to prosecute local and federal crimes there because d.c. is not a state, it's a district. this attorney general is familiar with these low level nonviolent drug offenders. he's saying we're not going t
CNN
Aug 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >>> we understand that just about now president obama is making some comments on the situation in egypt. the president has not commented on the bloody and violent situation that is happening in that country right now. dan lothian is live at the white house to tell us more. he's on martha's vineyard, that's where the president is because he's on vacation. dan, everybody has been waiting for the president to come out and say something about egypt and they're all wondering one thing. will the president finally say that what's happened in egypt was a coup? >> well, you know, it's unclear whether the president will go that far. the white house is saying a determination was made that it should not be called a coup in the interest of the united states. but as you pointed out, he will be hearing from the president for the first time on this issue. the white house saying that the president will make a statement to the pool cameras at 10:15. now, that will be tape, it will not be live. a few minutes after that before we get a chance to see that videotape to hear exactly what the remarks are
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
. bye. "newsroom" starts now. >>> happening now in "newsroom" abandoning obama and the solo strike. >> for the president to act without authorization. >> a coalition crumbles and allies ditch america. >> the president is going to have to make his case. >> i do believe we have to do something. >> will the u.s. go it alone? >>> also, od'ing on tylenol? 80,000 americans sent to the e.r. each year. ahead what the company is doing about it. >>> plus, settled. >> i think it's a good day for thousands of football players who are dealing with different afflictions. >> 700 million plus dollars. compensation for concussions. >> they're almost certainly going to be able to eliminate any future lawsuit. >>> and you can have your pot and smoke it, too. the feds will now let states decide on pot. >> i love seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches ou
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
day and the words that inspired a nation. president obama will speak along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter, and in just about an hour, oprah winfrey set to take the stage as well. we'll also hear from the king family, including martin luther king iii and the reverend bernice king. civil rights leader and former u.n. ambassador andrew young spoke to the crowd earlier today and then broke into song. ♪ i woke up this morning come on, help me. >> a pretty festive atmosphere out there. joining me, donna brazile, and also joined by van jones, two good friends of mine here. you know, we just saw andrew young, we talked to him just the other day. i didn't realize he was such a beautiful singer, donna. give us a sense of what this is like to be there. >> well, this is a historic occasion. this is a reminder of not just a journey that we traveled over the last 50 years, but it's also a call to action to continue to fight for those issues and those concerns that dr. king laid before us 50 years ago. the march for jobs, the march to raise the minimum wage. the march for free
CNN
Aug 22, 2013 10:00am PDT
the story very closely. thank you. president obama says that college is unaffordable for too many americans and he is proposing a way to help out. it is a total re haul of how colleges get federal aid. >> the fact is we have been spending more money on prisons, less money on college. >> how he plans to tie federal aid to college performance up next. i have low testosterone. there, i said it. see, i knew testosterone could affect sex drive, but not energy or even my mood. that's when i talked with my doctor. he gave me some blood tests... showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% testosterone gel. the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure. men with breast cancer or who have or
CNN
Aug 23, 2013 1:00pm EDT
second individual. >>> president obama he's trying to reassure folks that the government is not intentionally reading their e-mails or listening to their phone calls. the president responded to reports that the nsa surveillance program is making police takes and violating americans privacy. he says the revelations prove that the safeguards are working. the administration has been on the defensive since edward snowden leaked about the program. listen to the president an what he told chris about the latest revelations. >> you've said it's not the business of the u.s. government to spy on its own people. the more it comes out, the more there's questions raised. are you confident you know everything that's going on and you can say to the american people, it's all done the right way? >> yes. what i've also said is that it can only work if the american people trust what's going on. what's been clear since the disclosures that were made by mr. snowden is that people sdroendon't have enough information and comfort confident enough with all the safeguards in place with the executive bran
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
obama administration to bring some hard evidence forward because with the memory of the lead up to the war in iraq still fresh in a lot of americans minds, simply saying, trust us, he did it, will not be enough. >> i think you're right on that count. chris lawrence reporting live from the pentagon this morning. >>> syria is vowing to retaliate for any military attack and this morning some prosyrian activists say they're behind the cyberattack on an iconic american newspaper. since mid-afternoon yesterday hackers managed to cripple the "new york times" website. the syrian electronic army is apparently taking credit, as it has in past attacks on the websites of cnn and other organizations. christine romans joins us now from new york with more on that. good morning, christine. >> good morning, carol. the "new york times" website was taken down by a malicious attack for hours. here's what it looked like. a group called the syrian electronic army taking credit. a pro-assad group that often targets u.s. media and also claimed to hit twitter. "times" working to fix it and confirms it was atta
CNN
Aug 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
defense secretary chuck hagel told the bbc that the u.s. is ready to go. if president obama orders an attack on syria. >> well, as i said, and i think prime minister cameron has said, i think president oulan, our allies, partners, leaders all over the world have said, let's get the facts, let's get the intelligence and then a decision will be made on whether action should be taken, if action should be taken, what action on no action. >> but if they were to come, you're ready to go? >> we're ready to go like that. >> much of the speculation over syria's use of chemical weapons as secretary of state john kerry took the podium at the state department. kerry said he has little doubt that the man he himself sat down with for a meeting in 2009 is responsible for the, quote, indiscriminate slaughter of civilians. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear, the indiscriminate slaughter of children, killing of women and children, and killing by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard it is inexcu
CNN
Aug 7, 2013 2:00pm EDT
president obama is pulling the plug on his one on one with vladimir putin. i'm brooke baldwin. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> after usher's son nearly drowns, the singer's ex wants a court to step in. >>> allegations of torture, abuse and murder at a reform school. bodies of boys never found. but florida is making a dramatic move to change that. >> let's take all of these boys, white boys, black boys, join them together. >>> plus, did a dad make the right move in addressing his daughter's suspected kidnapper? >> if you have a chance, you take it. you run. >>> and a college professor's deep, dark secret revealed. years ago he murdered his entire family. and today the mayor wants him gone. but the school and students, well -- >> he's very intelligent. he's almost a genius. >>> thank you so much for starting your hour with me. i'm brooke baldwin. take that, putin. no summit. barack obama is backing out of that big meeting planned for moscow, marking a new hard line from the white house. he's likening russia's leaders to soviet style desp
CNN
Aug 17, 2013 1:00pm EDT
states? no easy feat for sure. first lady michelle obama is opening up about that role and athena jones has the inside look. athena? >> fred, in this sunday's parade magazine, the first lady dishes on turning 50, her rules for parenting in the white house and whether a woman could soon be president. we got an early look. first lady, michelle obama, biking with her family friday on martha's vineyard and opening up to parade about raising 15-year-old malia and 12-year-old sasha. what i tell my kids is i'm preparing you for college and life so, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, figuring out how to make that balance. asked about these comments to wcax -- >> as a busy single mother or busy mother -- >> she said, i give my husband credit, he knows who their friends are, their schedule, but he is not making the calls to the dance studio to figure out what classes they're taking next year. mrs. obama has also made it to point to promote healthy eating and exercise, often serving as first example. ♪ taking on jimmy fallon in a fitness battle and teaching workou
CNN
Aug 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
years ago with a lot of euphoria is dead. >> as president obama breaks his silence, does egypt really care what washington thinks? i'm brooke baldwin. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a trainer murdered in the middle of a class. why his past may provide clues. >>> plus, coffee's wake-up call. a new study shows how the brew could be deadly. >>> and a paralympic committee tells a swimmer she can't compete because she's not disabled enough. we're on the case. >>> and here we go. good to see you. i'm brooke baldwin. want to begin with the biggest story in the world right now. egypt. and as more blood spills on to the streets of egypt, the relationship between the united states and egypt's military government is on rocky ground. tethered by a $1.3 billion aid package. and just one word has the power to pull the plug on this u.s. cash flow to egypt. that one word is "coup." if the world is used for president mohamed morsi's dismissal, that would be this automatic trigger. it would force the u.s. to cut all foreign aid. and just this morni
CNN
Aug 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
samsung and apple but in a rare last-minute move the obama administration overturned this decision. alison kosik is live in new york with the latest on this. alison, this applies to products that are on the at&t network, right? >> exactly. the at&t network. what is interesting in this whole story is that the unlikely savior in this was u.s. trade representative ambassador michael froman and came one day before the ban would have gone into effect. the u.s. trade representative says the technology at issue is used so much that banning it would be a big disruption to the economy. so, now it means the older iphones and ipads will stay on sho store shelves. these older iphones and other gadgets, they've been selling really well because they're cheaper. samsung, of course, coming out and saying it was disappointed by the decision. brianna? >> the other thing, alison, we don't really hear. this is extraordinary that the white house got involved here. i cover the white house and i don't remember this happening during the obama administration. how rare is this? >> that's a good question. it
CNN
Aug 24, 2013 2:00pm PDT
and i demand that president -- the american president, mr. barack obama, as the head of the country that has the strongest presence in the international community, to be responsible at a personal level as well as a country level. >> reporter: the u.n. has sent its high representative for disarmament to damascus to persuade the government to let chemical weapons inspectors to the site of the latest alleged attack. seconds count experts stay if an investigation is to have any chance of success. fred pleitgen, cnn, damascus. >> fred, thank you very much. >>> the anniversary of the march on washington, 50 years ago. we ask, who is the next mlk? does this generation have a voice that can inspire? >>> and he survived world war ii only to be beaten to death in a parking lot when two teens murdered him. we're asking what drives this kind of behavior? people wait for this promotion all year long. and now there are endless ways to love it... from crispy to spicy to savory. [ man ] you cannot make a bad choice. [ male announcer ] red lobster's endless shrimp! as much as you like, any way you l
CNN
Aug 13, 2013 10:00am PDT
. she's familiar with voting rights. it's also a critical issue to. barack obama will be gone from the stage. on voting rights especially voter id laws the latino population cares a great deal about those issues. she can say i'm talking about issues on the day but should she decide to run she's making it clear she will speak passionately about the issues that matter. >> even if she does run it's not unusual they would say i haven't made a decision yet. i'm talking about these issues. even if they do have the plan to run, right. >> she can wait longer than anybody else because she had a built in organization. she has so much support of the party and knows she can raise the money. she can wait longer than anybody. if she says yes, it takes hold fp if you're a governor who never run before, you have to start building that infrastructure much sooner. she has a campaign in waiting. she can and will wait till the last possible minute to give us the definitive answer. >> she's clearly in a strong position. thank you for your analysis. >>> we have an update for you on a story we brought you ye
CNN
Aug 11, 2013 2:00pm EDT
obama administration after the federal government denied aid toronado that fire that killed 19 elite firefighters in that state back in june. fema says the state's request toronado assistance was denied because of insurance rules. fema said not enough uninsured private people were victims to warrant a payout. >>> singer edie gourmet has died. she had a huge hit on "blame it on the bosonova" and had a lot of hit tunes. ♪ >> gorme was a fixture in nightclubs and on television in the '60s and '70s as a solo and duet with her husband, steve lawrence. he called her one of the greatest pop singers of all time. eydie gorme was 84. >>> president obama on vacation, but the issues dogging him have followed him to his retreat on martha's vineyard, including the nsa surveillance program. here's what he said about nsa leaker ed snowden before obama left toronado his vacation. >> i don't think mr. snowden was patriot. mr. snowden has been charged with three felonies. if he believes what he did was write, he can come as an american citizen with a lawyer and make his case. dan lothian joining us l
CNN
Aug 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
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CNN
Aug 9, 2013 11:00am PDT
angeles. thank you. stay tuned for that. >>> meantime, cnn has learned that president obama will announce new measures aimed at restoring public trust in government surveillance programs. he's set to hold a formal news conference in less than an hour there in the east room of the white house. our chief white house correspondent, jessica yellin, is joining me. she broke news of the changes to the spying regime. here he is, wolf blitzer, joins us from washington as well. jess, let me just begin with you and your news from this administration source. what should we be hearing from the president when it comes to this surveillance program? >> reporter: brooke, in less than an hour now, he's going to lay out more detail that as i understand it, is intended to help with transparency in the program. help the general public feel that they have a better understanding about how the programs work and why they do what they do. why the leaks we've gotten from edward snowden, what kind of system they fit into. beyond that, there'll be more detail when he speaks. i think we'll have a lot more detail comi
CNN
Aug 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
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CNN
Aug 4, 2013 3:00pm PDT
right thing. president obama was at camp david much of the weekend celebrating his birthday but he is back in washington now. the white house says he has been briefed about the threat and his national security team has met to discuss it. >>> we are keeping an eye on this developing story out of pakistan. a red alert was issued for the capital city of islamabad. two officials tell cnn they have information about a likely attack on a high value target. >> just as you're coming to me now there are helicopters flying overhead in the capital city. what i can tell you from the officials they tell us that surround the capital city and t they overlook key installations, military installation and government buildings too. >> we'll certainly keep you updated with new developments on that story as we learn them. >>> we have new video just in to cnn. watch as tourists at a popular west coast board walk are run over by a car and police say it was deliberate. a live report and much more of this new video is next. >>> beat down on a school bus, students throwing punches, video as parents prepare to
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Aug 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
here to respond to the chemical weapons attack which president obama blames squarely on the syrian government? jill dougherty is standing by at the white house and, jill, i want to ask you a couple questions here. first of all, we heard from the president. he says no doubt the assad regime used chemical weapons on its own people here. he will be briefing members of congress later in the evening. what do we expect to hear from the president today? >> well, we may not hear anything specifically publicly. this, they have presented at least they have this intelligence estimate, this i should say intelligence report that musters whatever evidence they have that the regime as they would argue did use chemical weapons. they're presenting that to the members of congress. this would be presumably a classified report, and then it is unclassified for the public, and we have been promised that will come out this week. so today is thursday. one more day after this. then they have to decide what to do. suzanne, that's where it gets more complicated because every minute they have to be -- if ther
CNN
Aug 10, 2013 8:00am PDT
. >>> as privacy criticings deman crackdown on surveillance programs, president obama promises to be more open about what they do. it's a move to restore the publ public's confidence. in a news conference, the president promised yesterday more transparency to reassure people the tracking of phone and internet data was not leading to abuses. >> what makes us different from other countries is not simply our ability to secure our nation, it's the way we do it. with open debate and democratic process. in other words, it's not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs. the american people need to have confidence in them as well. >> president obama also released an nsa document stating that the systems monitor 1.6% of all internet traffic, but analysts review far less than that. just .00004% of globalon line traffic. in less than an hour the president will speak at the disabled american veterans convention. 4,000 guests are expected. let's bring in dan lothian. right now you're on martha's vineyard because that's where the president will eventually end up after his sp
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Aug 24, 2013 3:00pm EDT
being the beginning, not the end. on wednesday, president barack obama will be here along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter along with a lot of hollywood celebrities like jamey foxx, oprah winfrey. they will be marking that 50th anniversary i have a dream speech by martin luther king, jr. >> and chris, there were a number of people who you said had been there in 1963 and a lot of folks who had not. give me the idea of some perspectives from so many of these young people who showed up today who perhaps didn't know anything about the struggles that were the focus of that march 50 years ago. >> one thing that really jumped out at me is how many times up on that stage you heard people say -- and it was a lot of times women who said, women didn't speak at this march 50 years ago. and that's something that just sort of, as someone who was born after that time, i was sort of caught by surprise like, wow, okay, in 1963, this was all run by men. today you saw women have a very big presence. we talked to a lot of young people who said, you know, some of the issues that weren'
CNN
Aug 17, 2013 12:00pm PDT
whether the snooping violates privacy laws, and comes just a week after president obama trumpeted safeguards that he says helped minimize the risk to americans' privacy. >> checks are in place. and those abuses would be against the law and would be against the orders of the fiske. >> reporter: an internal nsa audit in other top secret files revealed there were more than 2,000 violations in the recent 12-month period, mostly unintentional. the nsa says when mistakes are made, the agency reports the issue internally and to federal overseers and aggressively gets to the bottom of it. but the new report raises concerns about that balance of power. the "washington post" reported the chair of the senate intelligence committee diane feinstein wasn't even aware of the audit until it was reported in the paper. feinstein disputes that, but in a statement admitted that the committee can and should do more to independently verify that nsa's operations are inappropriate and that its awareness of incidents are accurate. and the top judge on the secretive court that approves surveillance program
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Aug 19, 2013 10:00am PDT
country. >>> the clothing company, forever 21 cutting employee hours and blaming obama care for it. >>> bear attacks on the rise. how seven people were malled in four days. this is cnn newsroom. we're keeping a close eye on the massive wildfire rolling across idaho sun valley. look at these pictures. you have thousands of people in the path of this fire. they're being told get out of their homes. in the southeast very different story. that's where you're going to see heavy rains swamping parts of the florida panhandle and areas along the gulf coast. the rains are even saturating areas as far north as the carolinas where some roads there under two feet of water this weekend. i want to bring in chad meyers to talk about all the severe weather. dan simon is in idaho. chad, i want to start off with you here. this is crazy. it's insane to see this extreme weather throughout the country. you're looking at the florida panhandle where it doesn't seem to let up. >> if you had a weekend vacation in panama city, you didn't have a good time. ten inches of rain in about 48 hours from friday nig
CNN
Aug 25, 2013 2:00pm EDT
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Aug 17, 2013 8:00am PDT
of civilians. >> our law states a military coup, then aid is cut off. >> president obama won't go that far yet or pull the plug out of $1.3 billion in military assistance the u.s. gives egypt every year. that includes hardware like nya1 abe rams tanks and fighter jets, servicing and technical support as well as military training. cutting aid could cut money to american defense contractors. after all, the u.s. doesn't hand over cash to egypt. it keeps it in a trust fund administered by the treasury department. egypt decides what equipment it wants to buy. like the tank manufacturer inialin lima, ohio. israel, too, is nervous. officials telling cnn that cutting military aid to egypt could hurt israel and the region. egypt is one of only two arab countries along with jordan that made peace with israel in 1978. in israel now sees the egyptian military as the only stable force keeping the country from chaos and extremism. >> egyptian military has helped defend against jihadists, who have been plotting to launch attacks from egypt into israel. >> another possible effect of cutting milit
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Aug 12, 2013 9:00am EDT
rodeo clown wearing a barack obama mask stuck a broom up his backside as the announce joked. republican lieutenant governor peter kinder called for those responsible to be held accountable. it is not clear if any action will be taken against the rodeo clowns. >>> in money news, apple users may have another reason to get excited. according to reports apple plans to now the newest addition to the iphone in september. apple has not released an official statement. but iphone users are buzzing online that a new iphone could come at a lower cost with an improved camera and fingerprint sensor abilities. keep your eyes open tonight, a celestial fireworks show known as the perseid meteor shower is expected to hit its peak. the immediate your shower occurs every august when the earth passes through the dust of a comet's tail. the best time to view the shower is between midnight and 5:00 a.m. eastern time. >>> there's a new kick in the murder investigation of ---there's a newly revealed focus on hernandez's fiance, specifically whether she hid the murder weapon. excuse san candiotti ha
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Aug 3, 2013 2:00pm PDT
terrorist network. >> president obama stuck to his planned weekend schedule, golfing and going to will camp david for his birthday. a white house official says the president will will continue to be updated about the threat through the weekend. the white house says it will not comment on intelligence in this case, particularly as it relates to a "new york times" report that says that some of this intelligence came from intercepted electronic communications between senior al qaeda operatives. our terrorism expert paul crookshank says regardless of what happens as a result of this threat, the terrorists have caused enough concern to prompt close urz and travel alerts like we're seeing. an anna? >> emily, thank you. >>> the threat is not limited to embassies. the state department issued a global travel alert yesterday. even if you don't see the extra security at airports, you can be certain that it's there. cnn's nick valencia reports from atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport. >> reporter: anna, for those passengers traveling dpes tickally this weekend, it should be business as usual. longer l
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Aug 10, 2013 12:00pm PDT
turned down by the obama administration. 19 firefighters died fighting that fire. it is arizona's deadliest wildfire and governor jan brewer said she is "deeply troubled" by fema's decision. senator john mccain called the rejection of money to rebuild homes and money "a shame." >>> president obama says more help is coming to wounded war vets to get them better educated, more jobs and faster access to medical services. he spoke to hundreds of them at the disabled american veterans national convention and he admitted the backlog of vets medical claims is "unacceptable." >> today i can report that we are not where we need to be but we're making progress. we are making progress. so after years when the backlog kept growing, finally the backlog is shrinking. in the last five months alone, it's down nearly 20%. we're turning the tide. >> a recent report from the center for investigative reporting found that since 2009 when obama took office, the number of veterans waiting more than a year for benefits has skyrocketed 2,000% from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,000 in 2012. >>> the u.s. state depa
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Aug 13, 2013 11:00am PDT
obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, the obama administration and it will be right at the top of our show coming up. >> sounds pretty compelling, jake tapper. we will see you and be tuned in 12 minutes and counting. tapper, thank you very much. >>> two young bartenders from the u.k. arrested in peru with 25 pounds of cocaine stamped in their luggage. they're in big, big trouble. they say they didn't know it was there. that's next. >>> now some of the hottest stories in a flash, rapid fire. roll it. we begin with this massive pipeline explosion in western illinois. flames shot into the sky after a huge pipeline ruptured last night, forcing the evacuation of some 80 homes. still don't know what caused that fire. >> in turkey two, people dead from exposure to toxic gas. happened aboard this ship. this used to be the pacific princess. it used to be the home of the series "the love boat." the boat will be turned on its side so authorities can investigate that. ♪ >> how about this, singer kelly clarkson, a huge jane austin fan, willing to pay something like $230,000 to have the au
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Aug 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
gun but obama wants to take yours." so welcome to both of you. here's the first thing that jumped out at us. you look at this guy, chris christie, three hot button issues, span of a couple days. marijuana, guns, gay conversion therapy. emily, my first question is fou. what does that sound like to you? is this someone that wants to get this out of the way before campaign season? what do you make of it? >> he's jumping all over the board but there's no question that chris christie has his eyes on the white house. he was on friday or thursday of last week, at the rnc meeting in boston and gave a speech where most of the people there expected to not like him, because he has gone so far to the left and also has helped president obama get re-elected after hurricane sandy last year, but really won over the crowd saying here i am in a blue state using conservative principles and then oddly, although he did veto these gun control bills the next day, he then does this -- passes this bill on gay conversion therapy. so he's a little bit all over the book but absolutely no doubt his goal is the wh
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Aug 6, 2013 6:00am PDT
will be a kennedy-type name. it will be an obama-type name. i'm not surprised she's leaving the door open and if the opportunity arises, she'll go for it. >> okay, let's listen to exactly what she said, because we're going to parse every single word. here it is. >> i'm also grateful to live in a city and a state and a country where i really believe in my elected officials and their ethos and competencies. one day if i thought i could make more of a difference in the public sector or if i didn't like how my city, state, or country were being run, i'd have to ask and answer that question. >> okay, she's saying i'd ask and answer that question some time in the future maybe. certainly, as a clinton, she would have access to an amazing network of fundraisers, the name recognition would be huge for her. i think we can say that she's pretty likable. >> right. >> but is she the kind of dynamo -- i think of her as reserved. is she the dynamo that really sort of real retail politician we see in, like, hillary clinton or bill clinton? they really get into this stuff, she doesn't seem to as
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Aug 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
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Aug 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
going to make a trip to the white house. president obama will host the '72 dolphins, more than four years after they won a perfect game. jason dufner won his first perform pga championship. he's sleeping with the trophy with the caption, i've been replaced. carroll, you see that trophy right there -- >> that's the definition of a trophy wife. >> how many beers do you think that holds? >> i would say maybe three cases. >> that's about right. dufner said it holds 43. to know that number, it must have poured 43 in there. >> it looks like he drank 43 beers before going to sleep with that think. andy schultz, thank you. the next hour of cnn "newsroom" right after we come back from a break. you2% cash back, which is deposited in your fidelity account. is that it? actually... there's no annual fee and no limits on rewards. and with the fidelity cash management account debit card, you get reimbursed for all atm fees. is that it? oh, this guy, too. turn more of the money you spend into money you invest. it's everyday reinvesting for your personal economy. the beach on your tv is much closer
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Aug 9, 2013 8:00am PDT
travel to pakistan. this latest development is likely to come up during president obama's news conference. that's scheduled for later today. you can see it live right here on cnn. it gets under way at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> singer usher headed to court today called for by his ex-wife after his son nearly drowned in a family swimming pool at his home. that's coming up next. we'll bey as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. ♪ lealong the jersey shore,g. coca-cola is partnering with local businesses and the seaside heights business improvement district to restore the historic boardwalk, welcoming beach lovers back with a refreshed and revitalized place to get out, get moving, and have some fun in the sun. it's part of our goal to inspire more than three million people to rediscover the joy of being active this summer. see the diffe
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Aug 2, 2013 11:00am PDT
is in its final stages. that is what sort of spurred these recent moves by the obama administration not only to close the number of embassies that it did, but then today to also issue that worldwide travel alert. but basically the more and more we hear from sources, the more everything seems to point to yemen as the source of origin. >> and as this note says, things seem to have ramped up in the last couple of days with the approach of the end of ramadan. dana, to you on the hill. i know members of congress, they are heading out of town for multiple weeks. they're being briefed. they are obviously taking this quite seriously. >> they are. since you and i spoke last hour, brooke, i've spoken to two additional sources. one from each party who have been briefed. both say they absolutely think the administration is doing the right thing. that this is an entirely appropriate response and reaction based on the threat that they know is out there. the one thing they say, though, is, you know, chris lawrence and our other colleagues, their sources are saying all signs are pointing to yemen.
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Aug 20, 2013 11:00am PDT
sent out a tweet yesterday. so excited to introduce the newest member of the obama family, our new puppy, sunny. >>> this new story might have upstaged the new pup. talk about new faces at the white house. we can't exactly call them new anymore. the 1972 miami dolphins. the only undefeated team in nfl history got their long awaited photo op with the president today. it was 40 years in the making. they are a little grayer now. >> i know it's a little unauthor docks four decades after the fact, but these guys never got their white house visit after winning super bowl vii. i know some of them are a little hard to recognize these days. you know, they don't have the afros, the mutton chops, the fu man chus. >>> going to bring in the host of "the lead" jay tapper. i know you're talking to larry zonka on your show in a few moments. when you go back to '72, president nixon, watergate kept them busy? why has this taken so long? >> it is a mystery we don't fully know. back in that era it was not a hard and fast rule that if you won the super bowl or any sort of championship you automatically
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Aug 3, 2013 8:00am PDT
point, the obama administration was criticizeded for not responding strongly enough to that threat. this time, officials say they're acting out of what they call an abundance of caution. something else that's interesting that happened as a result of benghazi. we know the pentagon approved a marine combat team to respopd if there's a crisis. roughly 1500 marines on ships in the red sea. around 500 are split between italy and spain. n now, they are posted there full time. to respond if something happens in the area. that's something different than what happened when that attack in benghazi happened just about 11 months ago. >> thanks so much from washington. >>> the travel alert will impact americans all over the world. nick is live at atlanta's hartsfield jackson airport. so, you've been talking to passengers today. are they saying anything unusual about their travel day? >> if you're traveling dmesically this weekend, you probably won't notice a change at all. we just got back from inside the terminal, it's business as usual. there aren't any longer delay, longer lines, nothing lik
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Aug 9, 2013 6:00am PDT
horses, obama plays basketball and the first president bush even jumped out of an airplane. each one a living reminder that how much your health matters whether you're famous or not. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >>> let's check your top stories. one of the fastest moving fire in southern california still out of control. palm springs has had 14,000 acres burned so far. and seven communities have been ordered to evacuate. oprah winfrey says she was a victim of racism on a recent trip in switzerland. the media mogul said she asked to see a back and the clerk refused to show it to her. they say it was a misunderstanding and had nothing to do with racism. >>> in sports, tiger woods has a lot of work to do if he wants to take the pga championship. he's nine shots out as the second round gets under way. he tees off at 1:45 eastern. adam scott is on top of the leader board. you can catch round 2 on tnt starting at 1:00. >>> don't miss cnn's all access pass. a cnn's bleacher report special, rachel nicoles, takes you behind the scene with tiger woods at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow eastern time right he
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Aug 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
oath whether she could afford her husband's legal fees. >>> president obama will be talking economics and the importance of a college education when he rolls into western new york on thursday. it's all part of the administration's two-day economic bus tour. mr. obama will also make a stop in pennsylvania. >>> on friday, we'll get an important indicator how the country's housing market is doing when the new home sales report is released. last month, sales surged 8.3%. that's your weekly five. >>> you are in the cnn newsroom. nice to have you here with us. >>> massive wildfire in idaho is forcing thousands of families to pack up and leave their homes we have new photos of the huge wildfire we want to show you here. this is from i-reporter john koth. strong winds are creating huge clouds of smoke. more than 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze as we speak. evacuation orders now cover 2,200 homes and six communities. the beaver creek wildfire has burned more than 100,000 acres and is only % contained. paul, we learn snow guns are being used to protect some areas from the fi
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Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
, wait for it, president obama. >>> and, 32 days, 18 accusers and one very pitiful fall from office. san diego mayor bob filner strikes a deal. "newsroom" is back after a break. ♪ ♪ he's a 20-year-straight, get to work on time ♪ ♪ ♪ he's loved one woman for all his life ♪ ♪ ♪ everybody knows he ain't just tough ♪ ♪ he's strong [ male announcer ] the all-new 2014 chevy silverado. strong for all the roads ahead. [ male announcer ] a family that vacations together, sunscreens together. find a hilton everywhere you want to go with rates as low as $109 per night. book now at hilton.com/getaway. . it is clear this morning that hannah anderson does not want to be seen as a victim. the teenager kidnapped by a family friend who murdered her mother and brother decided to go public on nbc's "today" show anderson said she's not a victim, she's a survivor and talked publicly about ethan and her mom for the very first time. >> he had a really big heart and she was strong hearted and very tough. she knew how to handle things. >> hannah also explained those 13 calls her abductor
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